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Won’t allow anyone to disrupt peace; go hard on left-over terrorists: LG Sinha to Officers at Unified Command meet

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Stresses for fine-tuning SoPs/advisories for preventing attacks on policemen, non-J&K residents, calls for stepping up anti-terror Ops to wipe-out remaining terrorists

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor chaired a Unified Command meeting in Srinagar to review the security scenario while stressing to the officers of security that nobody should be allowed to disrupt the prevailing peace and efforts should be doubled to zero-in on the left-over terrorists.

The LG, as per sources, also stressed on the need to fine-tune Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) and advisories regarding the movement of police officials in the wake of recent attacks on police officials that led to the injury to police inspector in Srinagar and killing of policeman in Baramulla.

Reliable sources told news agency KNO that the LG chaired the UC meeting at Cheshmashai Auditorium in Srinagar at 11 am where Advisor to LG, RR Bhatnagar, Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, Home Secretary R K Goel, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bhiduri, DGP RR Swain, ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, 15 Corps Commander Rajiv Ghai, special DG CRPF, IG BSF, IG Jammu and officers from the intelligence agencies were present.

Sources said J&K DGP R R Swain through a PowerPoint presentation briefed LG about the prevailing security scenario in J&K that entailed the recent attacks on policemen and non-JK labourers and the counter-steps taken by police.

Similarly, sources said the army officers briefed the LG about the status of infiltration along the LoC and the status of terrorists in the hinterland besides the success achieved so far in elimination of terror and terrorists. Expressing satisfaction over the prevailing peaceful atmosphere, the LG told the meeting that zero tolerance should be adopted for those promoting terror and anti-peace elements who make a bid to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the UT.

Sources said that the LG stressed on the need of fine-tuning the advisories and SoPs for policemen, soldiers while on duty or on leave. A source privy to the meeting told KNO that LG directed the security top brass to ensure those behind the attacks on police officers and non-J&K labourers or non-J&K residents are identified and brought to justice. The LG, as per sources, stated that “we can’t allow to see any sort of disruption the in peaceful atmosphere.”

In back-to-back attacks in the past three days, a police inspector was seriously injured in Srinagar while a Head Constable was shot dead in Baramulla. A non-J&K resident was also killed in Pulwama.

While commenting on the border situation, the LG expressed his satisfaction and praised the army for foiling almost all infiltration bids along the LoC this year. “Army has a task ahead to keep a watch on possible rise in the infiltration bids before snow blocks the passes,” he said.

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